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SAVE ME A PLACE

Save a place for me Grandma

Please save a place for me

I do not know what country or town awaits

After my eyes close and my breathe seizes

 

 

Save a place for me Grandma

There may be a long cue which might require one knowing another

If the current bribing here is anything to go by

I remember your saying “Aka ohuri pr3ko na maduru nhanua”, I think I understand now

 

So save a place for me

For no matter how dense the poverty and pain,

Getting shoulders to lie on will be pleasing

So save a place for me

 

Save a place for me

And make it sitting free

To make it the coolest

For I do not know the heat of the travel

 

Save a place for me at the world beyond life

Grandma, please save a seat for me

For I know you’re the only one who can

And will help me rest after what seems to be a long journey.

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

 

(The Akan version means “it is left with a few jumps for me to reach the land of my ancestors”)

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

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